PopWatch Quote of the Day: 'The Silence of the Lambs' Edition

Tedlevine_l"It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again. Yes it will, Precious, it will get the hose." –Jame Gumb/"Buffalo Bill" (Ted Levine), The Silence of the Lambs

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  • Mikey

    And the “it” in question, just in case you haven’t seen it SOTL in a while…one Dr. Erica Hahn of Seattle Grace Hospital.
    Nice to see she repressed all that early trauma and ended up making something of herself.

  • Nancy

    Weird Pavlovian Response of the Day: whenever I think of this movie, I have a desire to listen to Tom Petty’s “American Girl.”

  • Dennis N.

    My father-in-law quoted this to me this morning. Being a SOTL virgin myself, I was understandably baffled. Thanks, EW, for (kinda?) clearing up my AM confusion.

  • Kathleen

    Mikey – Holy crap!! I was dying because I couldn’t figure out where I’d seen her before! Thank you. Wow.
    Also, when I finally realized that was Jame Gumb on Monk my mind was totally blown.

  • Dixie

    One of the most parodied lines of the last 20 years, from “Joe Dirt” to “Family Guy”.
    And Nancy, I’m the same way. Every time I hear the song “American Girl” I think about Buffalo Bill.

  • Melissa

    Clarice: Mr. Gordon, Frederica used to work for Mrs. Lippman. Did you know her?
    Buffalo Bill: No. Oh wait… was she a great big fat person?
    Clarice: Yeah she was a big girl, sir.

  • Mel

    This is lame

  • orville

    I can’t watch “Monk” or “Grey’s Anatomy” without thinking of this scene. And like another poster, can’t listen to “American Girl” without thinking of SOTL either.

  • econruth

    I’m so glad that South Park made fun of this scene, takes some of the nightmare out of it…

  • Susie

    I agree with Mel. Why is this happening? Has nothing PopWatch worthy occurred in the last 2 days?

  • JKBopinion

    when I’ve referenced this quote (usually because we see some parody) my husband always thinks of the Hobbit/LOTR instead of SOTL. He always goes straight to Gollum when he hears “Precious”. *laugh*

  • Jen in Tenn

    Surely, PopWatch chose this “quote of the week” thanks to Earl Hickey’s bro, Randy, doing the MOST CREEPY AND DEAD-ON impersonation of this line in the season premiere episode last week…. Freaked us out; had to zap it back and rewatch several times.

  • Martha

    That movie still creeps me out, 17 years later, in the middle of the day. *shiver*

  • Melanie

    Hey Melissa. The Buffalo Bill quote you posted is actually my favorite line in the movie.

  • Anonymous

    I think about that song “All the Pretty Horses” and his little “tuck” dance. Scary. So didn’t knwo that was Dr Hahn either!

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